Studio updates: March, April and May

Students & Parents:

During the past few weeks I have come to the realization that business as usual will not be possible for an indefinite period of time. As much as all of us at the studio want this to be different, the reality is that we will be closed for April and most likely May as well. Because of this, the dance recital will not be able to take place on May 23rd as planned.  My hope is that we will be able to open our doors in July and August for the scheduled dance camps and resume classes in September.

Because of March cancellations, some classes are only being charged 50% of regular tuition. If you do not receive an invoice via email within the month or if you have questions about the credit, please contact Kamea at dancewillowfinance@gmail.com. If your account has a positive balance, please understand that we cannot give refunds. You may either use the balance towards future classes or, if you are able to do so, count the positive balance as a donation towards helping cover studio expenses. Those using the credit as a donation, please let us know by emailing the above address. We appreciate your understanding and support.

Some online classes will be starting starting April 7th, 2020

Online classes will be conducted via Zoom. A computer with a webcam, tablet, or smartphone will be needed to access a class. Invitations will be emailed to students who have signed up. If you are using a tablet or smartphone you will need to download the zoom app. 

We are offering our online classes at a 20% reduced price. Each class will be 1 hour long at $40 per month. However, if you are comfortable with continuing to pay full tuition, that would be greatly appreciated during this time. Some classes are being combined and more classes may be added at a later date. If you have not already been contacted by an instructor and are interested in online classes, please email Susan at dancewillow@gmail.com to sign up.

Current online classes:

Tues 4:00-5:00 – Ballet 6 w/ Emmie

Tues 5:00-6:00 – Pointe Strength w/ Emmie

Tues 6:00-7:00 – Advanced Ballet w/ Emmie

Wed 4:00-5:00 – Intermediate Tap w/ Kamea

Wed 5:00-6:00 – Beginning Tap w/ Kamea

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Sincerely,

Susan

Closed for COVID-19 Containment

Due to recent COVID-19 developments, we will, for the time being, be closing the studio. We will re-open as soon as the situation allows, and hope to see you all again soon.

2020 Recital Date

May 23, 2020: 2-4pm at Shryock Auditorium

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DUE TO A CHANGE IN SCHEDULE AT SHRYOCK AUDITORIUM THE RECITAL DATE HAD TO BE CHANGED TO SATURDAY, MAY 23RD INSTEAD OF THE ORIGINAL DATE OF MAY 30TH.  SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Dress Rehearsal and Dancer Portraits will take place May 11-14 at Willow Street Studios.

Dress Rehearsal at Shryock Auditorium will run May 18-21, 2020.

2019-20 Calendar

November 28 – 29, 2019: THANKSGIVING BREAK (Thursday & Friday)

December 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020: WINTER BREAK

March 9 – March 13, 2020: SPRING BREAK

May 25 – 29, 2020: DRESS REHEARSAL WEEK

May 31, 2020: RECITAL at SHRYOCK AUDITORIUM

*We do not observe any other holidays taken by local schools, such as MLK Jr., Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, etc.

Pickup 2019 Recital Portraits

Pre-ordered 2019 Recital portraits are available for pickup at the Willow Street Studio’s front desk.

If you did not pre-order, you may view and order portraits directly from Aimee Wigfall Photography. Password: SusanBarnes19

Save the Date! 2018 Recital

2018 Recital Save the Date SliderThe 2018 Susan Barnes Dance Recital will be held at Shryock Auditorium on the SIU campus on Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Dress rehearsals will be held the week of Monday, May 21st through Friday, May 25th.

Weather Closure Wednesday, February 7th

February 7th Closure

Due to the weather and school closures, Willow Street Studios will be closed today, Wednesday, February 7th.